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and not towards governing. >> president gutmann, you write that you and your co-author dennis johnson as we observe the changing scene in american politics we came to believe the general problem could be addressed by concentrating on a particular institution the united states congress. why is that? >> well, if you want to see the problem with the uncompromised might set look no further than the congress, the 112 congress in washington. gridlock nothing gets passed. the least legislation in the last 50 years, and why? because everybody is campaigning all the time. there is very little relationship across the aisle, and we went out to the brink of the debt ceiling crisis before compromise was reached which was routine in the past. so we thought that by focusing on congress whose popularity is at an all-time low, john mccain said you can account for the 9% popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers. we felt by focusing on congress we could both diagnosed the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. >> which of those prescriptio
to the british. during the account of the bomb or -- you read is in essence a fashion report. dennis conrad who wrote the con contextual ease ray for benedict arnold in that section of the book points to greene papers which he edited in all of the response he researched he found one instance where greene pointed to god intervening in the revolution their war. it was during the treason uncover i are of benedict arnold. nathaniel green as suggested in the report feels that god had interviewed in the american revolutionary war and helped the american uncover the treason of thought. you see -- after he becomes the hated benedict arnold during the raid of new london, the column nist point fingers and say we saw him over here doing this and this. and you see him everywhere. he was he was having a dinner with a close friend and set the house afire. yorktown -- diane who is a national publish service veteran she contributed the essay for the yorktown campaign and in there we learn there was a celebrity intervenges that the british commander henry clinton who was delayed in sending reinforcement to corn
dennis introduced me to you. one time i ran out on walnut street to chase you. [laughter] my question is twofold. first, how long do you think it will take world civilization to give africa its proper due in terms of what africa has given the world are you coming hundreds of your selected. secondly, what is your feeling about this issue of reparations being paid to people of the americas for their enslavement? >> well, suddenly i know somebody who i can persuade to buy my book. because i talk about reparations and now. but the first one is i don't know how long it will take. but the loss is the loss of the european world. it is a level of ignorance and awareness in relationship to the african continent. the guardian of the cultural heritage and etc. we need to start recognizing the heritage of the minority society and also world civilization heritage, including the religion of your buck, which i have been talking about. some have recommended the fact that there are intangible heritage of the world. this is a policy which promotes in its recognition of a number of formerly illiterate,
called operation plunder dome. it was led by an fbi agent named dennis aitken who was originally from mississippi. he led this investigation and ultimately resulted in buddies conviction. after an epic 2-month trial and a city where people said you will never get people to convict buddy cianci, a city where he went to prison with 67 percent of the voters still thinking he had done a good job in the value is guilty. and when he was sentenced by the judge, the judge talked about how he was really two people, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde. and buddy, in his own way, said, well, you know, privately to a friend later, how come i didn't get to f paychecks. well, convicted of racketeering conspiracy, being kind of in knowing about it but not actually being physically involved in the underlying acts. and buddy kind of friend it as what did i do? was convicted of being the mayor some of the jurors a spoke to felt otherwise, that he was a guy who knew how to keep himself insulated, kind of like a mob boss that he had once prosecuted, ironically. anti was able to stay out of the direct line, but he kn
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